Venezuela's Conviasa blacklisted by the European Commission
The decision made on Thursday by the European Commission was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by 27 EU member states, Croatia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
The new list, comprising 287 airlines, replaces the one enforced last April 2012, EFE cited. No further details were provided about the causes for the inclusion of the Venezuelan airline into the blacklist.
The commission's decision was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by representatives from the 27 European Union member States, Croatia, Norway, Island, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.